Best Cycling Song Ever ! (Nominations)

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  1. Scared

    Scared New Member

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    Hello all,

    My cycling playlist:
    Tears Don't Fall - Bullet For My Valentine
    A.D.I.D.A.S - Korn
    Ace of Spades - Motorhead
    Crimewave - Crystal Castles
    Free Bird (solo only) - Lynard Skynard
    Thunderstruck - AC/DC
    Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
    No one knows - Queens of the Stone Age
    Helicopter - Bloc Party
    Mutiliation is the Most Sincere Form Of Flattery - Marilyn Manson
    The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
    This Aint a Scene, it's an Arms Race - Fall Out Boy
    Down With The Sickness - Disturbed
    Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now) - Nine Inch Nails
    Resident Evil Main Movie Theme - Marilyn Manson
    Eraser (Denial; Realization) - Nine Inch Nails
    At the Heart of It All - Nine Inch Nails
    God Killed The Queen - Louis XIV
    Heart Shaped Glasses - Marilyn Manson
    Jerk it Out - The Ceasars

    Theres more but I don't wish to expand your page any further.

    Regards,
    Scared.

     


  2. stevecycles

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    I have a mix of Christian and secular tunes on my Ipod - The ones I like best are Petra's This means war and King of Kings. Nothing better to recharge the legs after 3 or 4 hours like Freebird! Tom Petty's Runnin down a dream gets me going, and Jimmy Buffet's Cheeseburger in Paradise gives thoughts to post-ride treats. :) Fun to see what others like. Nice idea for a thread.
     
  3. Eilert Pilarm

    Eilert Pilarm New Member

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    Speaking of the Christian tunes, submitted for consideration: There are a number of Rich Mullins tunes that have a cadence extremely well-suited for cycling (Calling Out Your Name, Sometimes By Step, My One Thing, e.g.), not to mention the other master lyricist/songwriter from the state of Kansas, Kerry Livgren (from later Kansas, Seeds of Change and many songs he did with his group 'A.D.'). There's also the DANIEL BAND that my brother Daniel (real name) turned me on to years ago...the Christian alternative to Rush it was thought)
    Instrumentally, I began my 'cycling with music' years with the Yanni and John Tesh tunes that were used in the 80s and early 90s by CBS for their scant Tour de France coverage. I still have some of their cycling tunes in my iPod 'workout mix'
    In the Praise&Worship category, I still regard the first side of ''Worship The King'' as the best half-album ever that Integrity Music ever recorded. The crescendo with 'The Earth Shakes' and 'Jesus Shall Reign' is classic. Those songs hold up after many years. Sadly, to find that CD online is not easy. Many of the Integrity's Hosanna Music CDs from the 80s and early 90s are 'out of print' (whatever that means)

    Workout tuneage in the new Alternative category--really strong these days from the UK. Editors, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Muse, etc. are at the top of my iPod mix (check out the Xfm.co.uk playlist). On the US homefront, the iPod is chock full of high cadence tunes from The Killers and Foo Fighters. I have these in the mix now with the classic rock and yanni/tesh instrumentals that have always been there.

    But if one has to choose only one (and no one does, really)....then there's always U2. best-imho
    keep the cadence high and heart-rate the same.

    cheers
     
  4. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    On a classical note, Flight of the Bumblebee will give you a heart attack workout. Normally I don't like to listen to music because it messes up my cadence. I find myself pedalling in time with the beat.
     
  5. madmax7

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    a song i listen to a lot while riding is knights of cydonia by muse
    i love it because its such an epic song, it makes me feel like i'm in a movie or something :)
     
  6. mongoose123

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    Muse, their awesome! I just recently saw them in concert in Australia. :)
     
  7. Frigo's Luggage

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    Range Life by Pavement
     
  8. Crankyfeet

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    Interesting stuff Explorer. Can you tell me what used to write/record your creations?
     
  9. El Loto

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    Death From Above 1979
     
  10. Crankyfeet

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    Huhh???
     
  11. Crankyfeet

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    Oh...you edited it your post..it isn't a reply to my question now...
     
  12. El Loto

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    They were a good band. Sadly split up now.
     
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    The Sickness Disturbed
     
  14. Crankyfeet

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    My all-time favorite song to get me moving when I'm dragging is Republica's "Ready to Go", the version from the movie "Vegas Vacation" (when they're dancing on the neon signs):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL-SMl3tbEU

    It's fast-paced, high-energy, with an underlying sound of anger/aggression. And, it has some changes in pace within it that make it perfect for doing intervals/sprints. The absolute perfect song for riding imo.
     
  16. alienator

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    High, by Jimmie's Chicken Shack.
     
  17. Crankyfeet

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    +1. Makes me wanna go for a ride.
     
  18. Crankyfeet

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    That's a good "I want to go for a ride now cause I"m PISSED OFF" song. Go get "high" on some endorphins. Just feel like mashing it listening to that beat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KixNzrj4mIE
     
  19. WIGGUM1

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    I am too lazy to look through the pages but one song:


    "American Flyer" by Lee Ritenour

    pumps me up every time.
     
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